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Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar
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Marc Antony comes "to bury Caesar, not to praise him," and his funeral oration unleashes a power struggle among the Roman Empire's mightiest generals and statesmen. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can... show more
Marc Antony comes "to bury Caesar, not to praise him," and his funeral oration unleashes a power struggle among the Roman Empire's mightiest generals and statesmen. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard's original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern "translation" on the facing page. Starting in the late 1580s and for several decades that followed, Shakespeare's plays were popular entertainment for London's theatergoers. His Globe Theatre was the equivalent of a Broadway theater in today's New York. The plays have endured, but over the course of 400+ years, the English language has changed in many ways—which is why today's students often find Shakespeare's idiom difficult to comprehend. Simply Shakespeare offers an excellent solution to their problem. Introducing each play is a general essay covering Shakespeare's life and times. At the beginning of each of the five acts in every play, a two-page spread describes what is about to take place. The story's background is explained, followed by brief descriptions of key people who will appear in the act, details students should watch for as the story unfolds, discussion of the play's historical context, how the play was staged in Shakespeare's day, and explanation of puns and plays on words that occur in characters' dialogues. Identifying icons preceding each of these study points are printed in a second color, then are located again as cross-references in the play's original text. For instance, where words spoken by a person in the play offer insights into his or another character'spersonality, the "Characters" icon will appear as a cross-reference in both the introductory spread and the play proper. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers' aids. Guided by the inspiring format of this fine new series, both teachers
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780764120893 (0764120891)
ASIN: 764120891
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Pages no: 254
Edition language: English
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 Julius Caesar / William Shakespeare
Politics. Power. Ambition. Backstabbing (Literally).Shakespeare knew human behaviour well. I thoroughly enjoyed the production that I attended on Sunday. So many lines of this play are still used today! “The fault … is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” “Cowards die many times before their deaths....
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Julius Caesar
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”Wow. Being a history major and just all around history nerd I know a lot of Julius Caesar and what caused everyone and their mother to turn against him which led to his assassination by some accounts believe is at least 60 men. I always...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
5.0 A question of tyranny
I am surprised that it has taken me this long to actually get around to re-reading this play so as to write a commentary on it considering that it happens to be one of my favourite Shakespearian plays. The copy that I own belonged to my uncle and the notes that have been scribbled into the book indi...
Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings
Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings rated it
3.0
Rating: 3.5 Stars Julius Caesar is a surprisingly good novel, if not a little rushed and overly dramatic and kind of deteriorating to silly at the end. Still, I rather liked it and it proved to be a quick read, after all. Now, to start memorizing lines for class and then writing essays on the rhetor...
STARSZBOOKS
STARSZBOOKS rated it
4.0 Julius Caesar (No Fear Shakespeare)
It is Roman custom to fall upon their own blade once defeat is inevitable. An honourable way to die? I'd rather fight until the end. But I can understand not wanting to die at the hands of your enemies.
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